from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A company of badgers. See Synonyms at flock1.
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- n. A cetacean
- n. A company of badgers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Cetacea, or collectively, the Cetacea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A company; a number together: said of badgers. Strutt, Sports and Pastimes, p. 80.
- n. A whale.
- An order of monodelphian Mammalia, superorder Educabilia, containing the true cetaceans, as whales, dolphins, etc.
- In some systems of zoölogical classification, a suborder of Cetomorpha. Also Ceta.
Middle English, possibly from Medieval Latin cetus, assembly, from Latin coetus, a coming together, variant of coitus; see coitus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)